How many HDs do you use?

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How many HDs do you use?

Post by regal196 » Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:34 pm

I would like to know how many HDs you use in general. I just need a number of disks.


Thanks in advance


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Post by mits » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:08 pm

Hi,
I have 3 hds in the machine that i use for video editing (1 for o/s & apps and 2 in raid-0 for data) and 2 hds in the general purpose pc.

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Post by Lawrence Lee » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:13 pm

200GB, 500GB SATA internal.
250GB, 500GB eSATA external (backups).

The 500GB is my entire media library.

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Post by Devonavar » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:41 pm

How many do I have? 5. How many do I use? 2.

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Post by regal196 » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:45 pm

Devonavar wrote:How many do I have? 5. How many do I use? 2.
-I guess I ought to clarify. :oops:

How many HDs do you have mounted/suspended in your computer case?

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Post by merlyn » Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:40 am

6

1 x 150GB Raptor
5 x 320GB various 7200rpm WD's

all of which are enclosed and suspended

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Post by andyb » Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:45 am

Main PC - 2, 400GB, 500GB.
Second PC, 3, 120GB, 200GB, 300GB.
3rd PC, 1, 80GB
Spare to be sold, or used in my second PC, 2, 200GB, 200GB.


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Post by shawn122 » Fri Feb 16, 2007 4:16 am

1 x 74 GB Raptor (for windows)
1x 250 GB 7200 RPM Western Digital (documents)
1x 250 GB 7200 RPM Western Digital (backup)
1x500 GB Western Digital (e-sata...for backup..lol)

I have so many backups mainly because of I have been screwed over royally 3 times with hard drive issues...this way...everything is safe (I do DVD backups every 6 months just in case)

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Post by Ralf Hutter » Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:37 am

One in my case.

The other 6 or 7 are external, some of them as NAS, others as hot-swappable firewire for offsite backups.

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Post by qviri » Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:52 am

Two. 60 GB 2.5" that I bought before discovering the wonders of file sharing, and a 250 GB I bought a year later. Both Samsungs.

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Post by frostedflakes » Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:17 am

A single drive, 160GB if you're interested.

I do a decent amount of downloading (mostly anime lately), but once I watch something I'll transfer it up to a DVD, so this is more than enough for me. Basically all I keep on the HDD are ripped/purchased music and OS/apps.

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Post by spookmineer » Fri Feb 16, 2007 4:30 pm

2x Samsung SpinPoint T166 HD321KJ 320GB.

That's a mouthfull...

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Post by JazzJackRabbit » Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:05 pm

2 in my main PC
4 in file server
2 in 24x7 rig
1 external
1 in my laptop (duh)

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2 just lying around (but working, both BarraIV)

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Post by YugenM » Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:39 pm

Two:
A Samsung SP2004C 160GB SATA 3G for OS, programs
A Seagate 7200.10 320GB SATA 3G for storage

Samsung is quiet both idle and seek.
Seagate is quiet at idle, but makes an unbearably loud KKKKKTTTTT sound at seek. I wonder if suspending it would get rid of the seek noise...

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Post by psiu » Sat Feb 17, 2007 8:35 am

Main computer: 80GB WD/200GB Maxtor (Diamondmax 9)/200GB Maxtor (Diamondmax 10) in external enclosure
Wife's computer: 80GB Barracuda 7200.7/External WD 160GB
Laptop: 60GB Momentus 5400.2

And a bunch of random smaller drives.

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Post by teknerd » Sat Feb 17, 2007 9:58 am

3

74gb Raptor - system
2x320gb WD3200JD - storage/swap

plus a 2tb array in the other room

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Post by Big Pimp Daddy » Sat Feb 17, 2007 11:29 am

One WD Raptor in the main rig, suspended.
Four assorted 3.5" in the server, soft-mounted.
One 2.5" in the HTPC, soft-mounted & encased in foam.

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Post by Slaugh » Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:27 pm

One Seagate 200GB SATA in my case, plus one external WD 40GB to swap files between my computer and my laptop.

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Post by Erssa » Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:05 pm

One 150Gb raptor, enclosed and suspended. And I have a 160gb Samsung with image copy of my computer, but I don't keep in inside my computer.

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Post by AZBrandon » Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:06 pm

Four internal, planning to pick up a single external real soon.

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Post by CoolGav » Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:30 am

At the moment I use 14, although that includes the one in my wife's PC since 13 might be considered an unlucky number.

And there's plenty that are sitting around not being used.

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Post by regal196 » Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:45 am

CoolGav wrote:At the moment I use 14, although that includes the one in my wife's PC since 13 might be considered an unlucky number.

And there's plenty that are sitting around not being used.
13 HDs in one computer?! :shock:

How many computers do you have?

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Post by dfrost » Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:01 am

Two HDDs (both extremely quiet and cool):

Samsung SP2004C primary
Samsung HD321KJ backup

I'll flip those around when I get a legitimate version of Windows XP - found out I'd been sold a illegal "Licensing" version by an online vendor two years ago when I was even more naive.

I back up data to DVD every three-six months.

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Post by CoolGav » Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:12 am

regal196 wrote:
CoolGav wrote:At the moment I use 14, although that includes the one in my wife's PC since 13 might be considered an unlucky number.

And there's plenty that are sitting around not being used.
13 HDs in one computer?! :shock:

How many computers do you have?
That's in 5 computers.
Sever = 5
DAW = 3
Linux box = 2
desktop = 1 internal, 1 external
laptop = 1

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Post by nici » Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:02 am

One too many.

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Post by kater » Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:04 am

Just one. And it's too big for me and too noisy, but it was a gift so I don't complain (every now and then).

I regularly back up my work files once a week as I've already been thru the hell of recovering some important files. Never again will I let that happen. He who has never lost his files shall not comprehend the nightmarish feeling of looking at a friend technician trying to recover My Documents folder containing a month's worth of work.

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Post by jjr » Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:41 am

Home RAID fileserve : 3 (250Go / 200Go / 400 Go)
Laptop (dual boot work / personal + 2 for backup) : 4(80Go x 2 + 40 Go + 40 Go)
3 other PCs of PCs lying around put not really used : 3 (80 Go + 20 Go + 4 Go)
1 not used either laptop HD : 1 x 40 Go

Total : 11

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Post by matt_garman » Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:03 am

Main workstation/file server: six. One WD Raptor for OS and apps, one 250 Seagate for all my music (ripped in lossless flac format) and a 4x400 WD RE2 RAID 5 array for video.

Girlfriend's computer: 30 GB Fujitsu SCSI drive for OS+apps, 120 GB WD for whatever.

Media PC (mythtv): 80 GB Seagate for OS+apps, 160 GB Samsung for recorded TV.

An 80 GB drive came in my laptop.

I'm contemplating adding another array (4x500 probably). Will be upgrading the media PC shortly with a 320 GB drive.

Believe it or not, almost all of it is even backed up to DVD!

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Post by klankymen » Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:15 am

40GB internal 2.5" sATA for OS
500GB and 250GB external USB.

So a total of 3. Just sold my fourth (250gig IDE)

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Post by autoboy » Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:28 am

1 in each of my 6 computers - 2 raptors, 1 seagate VII, 1 seagate IV, 1 fugitsu in laptop, 1 fugitsu 2.5" in HTPC

4 in my fileserver in the garage - 3 seagates and 1 maxtor (it is a seagate anyways)

Whoa, i have too many computers :oops:

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